Egg Drop Soup

First, I must apologize for being lax on posting.  Some sort of cold has hit us and kept us from being normal functional human beings.  However, coming through the other side of some tissue boxes, I can share a great soup for the sick that you can make even if you are suffering. If you […]

Serve Up Turkey French Toast

The title sounds absurd, turkey with french toast. However, don’t discount the idea yet because we are going savory. You may recognize this as a Monte Cristo.  This is one of the recipes that is quick and simple but makes lunch a little bit more tasty.  If you haven’t figured it out, then Alison is […]

Chicago, We #FlatoutLove Pulled Pork

Once again, I am honored to craft the winning recipe idea for #ChicagonistaLIVE.  When I heard pulled pork, I knew I had to do some sort of dry rub.  It’s just how I’ve learned to do things.  This recipe is inspired by Tennessee flavors as well.   This an easy recipe to do.  You can […]

Lemony Chicken Mushroom Lasagna

Lasagna is a comfort food.  A dish that we never get complaints about because while I remember it having cooked spinach which I used to despise, all the ingredients blend together into one brilliant mouthful.  The cheese is a big selling point and some of us have been known to add extra and if you’re […]

#FlatoutLove Bahn Mi Chicago Style

I have some good news for all of you! I will be creating the winning recipes for #FlatoutLove to be featured on ChicagonistaLIVE.  You can follow along with me through all of my social media channels as well as with #FlatoutLove or #ChicagonistaLIVE.  I am excited to see what flavors you feel represent your city. […]

Crab Rangoon Pull Apart Bread #KeepingItClassic

Crab is not an ingredient we use often.  Living in Chicagoland, the hard part is finding fresh crab.  Luckily, Crab Classic is an alternative that we can find in most grocery store seafood cases.  This is convenient especially in an appetizer.  You want that crab flavor, but you don’t necessarily want to cook and harvest […]

Sangria Makes Waves With Citrus Salmon Tacos

I received a gift card and sangria in order to facilitate this review. National Sangria Day is December 20th.  Some of you may be thinking but December is for the spiced drinks, yet you should not be too quick to discount this white blend of fruit.  Beso del Sol has a bright white sangria that […]

London Broil Bulgogi Style

I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for the Beef Checkoff. I received products to facilitate this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating. From an early age all of our family get togethers have centered around beef.  Be it the main dish at a huge family get […]

Whole Wheat Sesame Noodles

I don’t know about you but I’m always on the lookout for a recipe with ingredients I always have on hand that my family will eat.  Those two things don’t always go hand in hand.  You’d think they would, but they don’t as evidenced by any time my mom decides to cook lately.  Let’s just […]

Futomaki Sushi #sponsored

  I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Millennial Central for Kirin. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Spring is a time for new experiences.  As we watch the world around us come back to life we feel inspired to branch […]

Hummus: Why doesn’t everyone make this at home?

Hummus is a big favorite at my house, that means we go through it pretty quickly. Quick enough that I needed to figure out a recipe so we could start making it at home. This quick and easy hummus recipe will make you question why you’ve been buying over making your own. It’s that darn […]

The Perfect Porterhouse: Portion Your Love

Let’s be honest, for Valentine’s Day the important part is spending time with your loved ones.  So, even though you may want to cook a fabulous meal rather than going out to eat you want it to be spectacular and impressive yet fairly simple.  With this goal in mind, we decided upon a porterhouse steak […]